|I made this jacket last year, from a pattern in "The Tudor Tailor" (there's also one in "Cut of Women's Clothes I believe, and some other places). The partlet is also from "The Tudor Tailor."|
Those of you who do any kind of faire or reenactment know just what goes in to gathering up all your, well, stuff for a weekend in costume. I've been prepping for Valhalla Renaissance Faire, at beautiful Lake Tahoe, CA, for a week now, pulling out costume pieces, trying stuff on, digging out corsets, shirts and hats.
There's one little problem this year. Beautiful Lake Tahoe isn't going to be so cheery. Instead we will be enjoying authentic "English Weather" with a side of rain, possibly snow, typical wind, and COLD. Then there are those uniquely American bits to it, namely...bears. I'm not kidding.
Anyway, bears aside, I'm of the opinion that a cold(er) faire is a good one, but a wet faire, not so much. If it precips, I'm hoping for snow instead of rain, but it of course means more prep than usual...
The Lot of Items Upon or About My Body:
|I bought FoxyLoxy at a costume sale up in Virginia City last year and haven't had occasion to wear him, 'cept for a vintage-inspired photo now and then. It's his first in-costume outing.|
- leather pursey-thing
- red gloves
- basket full o' bitchin' noms and eating thingies.
|A small leather purse I bought at Casa de Renfaire a couple years ago. No, nothing remotely Elizabethan about it, but pouches and pockets are majorly handy and I like this one muchly.|
I think that covers it...